I’ve been thinking quite a bit about my goals in life, both long-term and short-term. I know this is partly due to my ongoing job search, but I’m also a person who constantly strives for something greater in life. I know there’s always room for improvement, and this knowledge has often pushed me to better myself and my lot in life. I thought I’d take some time this morning and share some of these aspiration with you today.
- Find a new job. I’ve already written about this at length, and although the search hasn’t gone quite as well as I would like, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to check this off my list soon.
- Start using the gym. I’m reasonable in-shape, but I have terrible upper-body strength.
- Re-learn Spanish. I took three years worth back in high school, but after years of not using it, I can barely speak or read the language anymore.
- Continue acculturating myself by watching movies, reading books, etc. My Netflix queue is still quite sizable, and I have a small library of 30+ books that I’ve never even read. I need some sort of regimen for going through them, something akin to Julie & Julia.
- Develop and write a novel during NaNoWriMo. Maybe now that I’m done with school I’ll actually be able to do this.
- Advance to Intermediate standing in West Coast Swing.
As I’ve done in the past, I may write updates periodically with my progress on these goals. I’m also curious of other people’s aspirations. What do you hope to accomplish in the next few years?
Yay for goals! Good luck with yours. =)
[…] Although I can’t say that I navigated the past nine years without a few shrunken clothes and lukewarm ramen cups, I like to think I have evolved into a well-rounded and responsible adult human male. I live on my own and I’m not struggling financially; I’m basically debt-free; my body and mind are healthy; and I finally have a job that I look forward to each day. Never content to rest on my laurels, I thought I should maybe use this time to reflect on my life and where I’d like it to head in the coming years. You might even call them… “Mid-Year Resolutions“. […]